Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Paul Revere!

Paul Revere and the Raiders

Musicians Born On January 7

1936 Eldee Young (Ramsey Lewis Trio)
1941 Jim West (Innocents - Gee Wiz)
1942 Danny Williams (Moon River)
1943 Leona Williams
1944 Mike McGrear (Scaffold)
1946 Paul Revere (Raiders)
1946 Andrew Brown (Fortunes)
1946 Jan Wenner (Publisher of Rolling Stone)
1948 Kenny Loggins (Loggins and Messina)
1959 Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's)

Deaths On January 7

1964 Cyril Davies (UK blues performer)
1980 Carl White (Rivingtons)

Number 1 In The Charts On January 7

1989 Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan: Especially for You UK 45

Various Music Events On January 7

1954 Muddy Waters records I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, to become his fourth consecutive Top 10 R&B hit, for Chess.

1955 Bill Haley and the Comets hit UK charts with Rock Around the Clock.

1958 Gibson patents famous 'Flying V' guitar.

1958 6.5 Special Roadshow opens in Salisbury.

1970 Max Yasgur, owner of the farmland on which was held the Woodstock Festival, is sued for $25,000 in property damages by neighbouring farmers.

1972 Bread go gold in US with Baby I'm a Want You.

1980 Led Zeppelin awarded US platinum LP for In Through the Out Door.

1980 High Cornwall of Stranglers sentenced to eight weeks in jail for possession of pot.

1981 Eagles Live LP goes platinum in US

1983 Daylight Again, Crosby, Stills and Nash's first LP for 5 years, goes platinum.

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